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Scans uncover secrets of the womb (With PICS)
BBC ^ | 06.28.04

Posted on 06/28/2004 12:31:42 PM PDT by wallcrawlr

A new type of ultrasound scan has produced the vivid pictures of a 12 week-old foetus "walking" in the womb.

The new images also show foetuses apparently yawning and rubbing its eyes.

The scans, pioneered by Professor Stuart Campbell at London's Create Health Clinic, are much more detailed than conventional ultrasound.

Professor Campbell has previously released images of unborn babies appearing to smile.

Baby 'walking' in the womb

The images have shown:

* From 12 weeks, unborn babies can stretch, kick and leap around the womb - well before the mother can feel movement

* From 18 weeks, they can open their eyes although most doctors thought eyelids were fused until 26 weeks

* From 26 weeks, they appear to exhibit a whole range of typical baby behaviour and moods, including scratching, smiling, crying, hiccoughing, and sucking.

Until recently it was thought that smiling did not start until six weeks after birth.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Extended News
KEYWORDS: 4d; prenataldevelopment
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1 posted on 06/28/2004 12:31:43 PM PDT by wallcrawlr
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To: wallcrawlr

Sorry - it is just a blob of tissue - even 1 hour before birth - the Supreme Court said so...


2 posted on 06/28/2004 12:33:09 PM PDT by 2banana (They want to die for Islam and we want to kill them)
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To: wallcrawlr
Until recently it was thought that smiling did not start until six weeks after birth.

Medical researchers are such dolts.

I have a picture of my youngest smiling at 1 day old on my desk.

3 posted on 06/28/2004 12:37:15 PM PDT by Hermann the Cherusker
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To: 2banana

Its odd how the liberals will go out of there way to protect an "endangered" form of pond scum, but fight tooth and nail for abortions. Never did understand that.


4 posted on 06/28/2004 12:37:46 PM PDT by mlbford2 (Sorry for spelling errors, I'm a product of a state university)
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To: 2banana
My niece is 27 weeks along with TRIPLETS......one recent ultra sound seemed to show that baby #2 was allowing baby#3 to suck his thumb...guess he was makin a racket and keeping everyone else awake !!!
5 posted on 06/28/2004 12:37:49 PM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: 2banana

Even at the MOMENT of birth, until the first breath. Amazing.


6 posted on 06/28/2004 12:38:16 PM PDT by EggsAckley (.....ISLAM .... THE KUDZU OF THE WORLD......)
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To: wallcrawlr

Beautiful.


7 posted on 06/28/2004 12:39:55 PM PDT by stevio
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To: wallcrawlr

Jeremiah 1
5 "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
before you were born I set you apart..."


8 posted on 06/28/2004 12:40:13 PM PDT by Texans
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To: mlbford2

The Abortionists: May God Save Their Souls. God may forgive, but it's a little more difficult for the average guy who knows that Human Life begins with conception. To claim it doesn't is sheer folly.


9 posted on 06/28/2004 12:41:40 PM PDT by mict42
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To: Robe

Remembere the McCaughey sexputlets?..they're now about 5 yars old..all born preemie at 28 or so weeks...all surived becuase of great medical care and lots of prayers..all were what NARAL would call nonviable lumps...


10 posted on 06/28/2004 12:42:36 PM PDT by ken5050 (We've looked for WMD in Iraq for LESS time than Hillary looked for the Rose Law firm billing records)
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To: Robe

THAT was cute!!!!


11 posted on 06/28/2004 12:42:38 PM PDT by Gator113
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To: Hermann the Cherusker
I have a picture of my youngest smiling at 1 day old on my desk.

My oldest smiled at me not 5 minutes after birth.

12 posted on 06/28/2004 12:43:50 PM PDT by CyberCowboy777 (Veritas vos liberabit)
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To: wallcrawlr

The picture that is missing is of the child aborted by partial birth abortion. That would be relevant at the moment.


13 posted on 06/28/2004 12:44:28 PM PDT by BJungNan (Stop Spam - Start Charging for Email - You get 2000 a month for free, then you pay!)
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To: ken5050

I believe they will actually be 7 in Nov--only remember it because she had them when I was preg w/ my 1st who was 6 in April. Time flies!


14 posted on 06/28/2004 12:45:47 PM PDT by cupcakes
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To: mlbford2

Its odd how the liberals will go out of there way to protect an "endangered" form of pond scum, but fight tooth and nail for abortions. Never did understand that.

Yeah now that you mention it, that does defy logic. DemoRats portray themselves as being for "the little guy", well they don't get much smaller than the fetus. Being a DemoRat sure looks like mental disease to me.


15 posted on 06/28/2004 12:46:14 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Yes I backed over the vampire, but I swear I didn't see it in my rearview mirror.)
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To: mlbford2
Its odd how the liberals will go out of there way to protect an "endangered" form of pond scum, but fight tooth and nail for abortions. Never did understand that.

Well, it's odd because it's emotional. It's all about what they want, who they feel sorry for, who they're mad at, and so on. Once you get past the idea that they give much thought to their positions, they actually begin to make more sense.

Note, BTW, that we conservatives are often guilty of the exact opposite -- we can think up all sorts of rational reasons to defend things that are obviously wrong.

16 posted on 06/28/2004 12:47:20 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: CyberCowboy777

"My oldest smiled at me not 5 minutes after birth."

Mine too. And she did it again just 23 years later. :-}


17 posted on 06/28/2004 12:47:21 PM PDT by BadAndy (Specializing in unnecessarily harsh comments.)
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To: wallcrawlr
A quick google search shows the picture. I won't post it here because it is very gruesome. But here are a couple of links.

http://www.priestsforlife.org/resources/abortionimages/abort29.jpg

And here also.

http://www.priestsforlife.org/resources/abortionimages/additionalimagesaborted.htm

18 posted on 06/28/2004 12:47:49 PM PDT by BJungNan (Stop Spam - Start Charging for Email - You get 2000 a month for free, then you pay!)
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To: Robe

Amazing. Nothing like the love of a brother or sister.


19 posted on 06/28/2004 12:49:53 PM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: wallcrawlr

Bump.


20 posted on 06/28/2004 12:50:15 PM PDT by patent (A baby is God's opinion that life should go on. Carl Sandburg)
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To: BadAndy

LOLOL.......and I thought I had the record with that second smile nearly three years later.........


21 posted on 06/28/2004 12:50:53 PM PDT by OldFriend (IF YOU CAN READ THIS, THANK A TEACHER.......AND SINCE IT'S IN ENGLISH, THANK A SOLDIER)
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To: wallcrawlr

This picture and the one showing a baby smiling in the womb will do more to convince people that abortion is wrong than anything else.


22 posted on 06/28/2004 12:51:39 PM PDT by BushisTheMan
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To: Texans

Nice!

And relevant.


23 posted on 06/28/2004 12:53:18 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: BJungNan

THere is just no excuse for that kind of butchery--none.


24 posted on 06/28/2004 12:54:03 PM PDT by cupcakes
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To: Hermann the Cherusker
As I remember, every face they make the first six weeks is attributable to bodyfunctions.....like gas

And we all know what's happening when their face gets real red!!

25 posted on 06/28/2004 12:54:54 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: wallcrawlr

This baby's brain has developed sufficiently to enable him apparently to sense the other parts of his body. He can bring his fingertips together so they touch.

26 posted on 06/28/2004 12:55:11 PM PDT by wallcrawlr
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To: wallcrawlr

Wonderfully awesome! Thank you!


27 posted on 06/28/2004 12:56:00 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: wallcrawlr

Foetuses as young as 11 weeks have been seen with their thumbs in their mouths. This baby started out sucking his smallest toes and gradually moves on to suck a bigger and better toe.

28 posted on 06/28/2004 12:56:21 PM PDT by wallcrawlr
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To: mlbford2
Its odd how the liberals will go out of there way to protect an "endangered" form of pond scum, but fight tooth and nail for abortions.

Protecting pond scum inconveniences YOU, protecting unborn babies inconveniences THEM.....

29 posted on 06/28/2004 12:58:52 PM PDT by Onelifetogive
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To: mlbford2
It's a good analogy. I can't understand how a damn owl, a wolf or a snail darter has the higher place in "LIFE" either.

If abortionists labeled their work properly, they would be called "RIGHT TO KILL" not Freedom to Choose. Say it like it is!!

30 posted on 06/28/2004 1:01:17 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: Robe

LOL that is really something! My sisters are twins and spoke for a few years in a "twin speak" that only they understood. Weird...


31 posted on 06/28/2004 1:07:14 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (06/07/04 - 1000 days since 09/11/01)
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To: wallcrawlr

Hopefully this kind of technology will become more widely known. I think it would be hard for a woman to kill the infant she can see.....if the abortionists will ever allow her to see it. Of course, they aren't the ones whom we will depend on getting the information out.


32 posted on 06/28/2004 1:08:51 PM PDT by sweetliberty ("Good-night sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.")
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To: wallcrawlr
This baby's brain has developed sufficiently to enable him apparently to sense the other parts of his body. He can bring his fingertips together so they touch.

It's not clear to me how you can infer intent or purpose; the scanner just happened to catch the baby in that position. (One could just as well claim it's evidence that ASL is the natural langauage of babies; he's signing "more"!)

33 posted on 06/28/2004 1:09:56 PM PDT by jejones
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To: Hermann the Cherusker

Now, you ought to know that a one-day old baby has no business being on your desk.


34 posted on 06/28/2004 1:15:38 PM PDT by Old Professer (Interests in common are commonly abused.)
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To: BadAndy
LOL

My 20 year-old daughter went out of here about 25 minutes ago in a wild, but controlled (only two slammed doors) panic on her way to a job interview, I didn't get a smile or a kiss.

35 posted on 06/28/2004 1:17:48 PM PDT by Old Professer (Interests in common are commonly abused.)
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To: jejones

Very perceptive, Some would argue that it (ASL) is...


36 posted on 06/28/2004 1:18:16 PM PDT by wallcrawlr
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To: jejones
One must infer from what they observe, the accuracy of the conclusions they draw are the subject of repeated observations and the coincidence of stimuli.
37 posted on 06/28/2004 1:20:35 PM PDT by Old Professer (Interests in common are commonly abused.)
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To: CyberCowboy777

My first child - one of 5 - smiled at me as I held her, right after the cord was cut, and promptly crapped down my arm. Eighteen years later she's still grinning about it.


38 posted on 06/28/2004 1:25:00 PM PDT by FormerRep
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To: Vic3O3

Ping for you....

Any more progress on when #3 wants to make her debut?

Semper Fi


39 posted on 06/28/2004 1:25:23 PM PDT by dd5339 ("We came to change a nation, instead we changed a world" President Reagan.)
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To: Old Professer

Agreed--and the results of observations such as these should be quite fascinating.


40 posted on 06/28/2004 1:26:39 PM PDT by jejones
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To: mlbford2
Its odd how the liberals will go out of there way to protect an "endangered" form of pond scum

Or support unendangered pond scum like Bill Clinton.

41 posted on 06/28/2004 1:29:26 PM PDT by Know your rights (The modern enlightened liberal doesn't care what you believe as long as you don't really believe it.)
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To: sweetliberty
Hopefully this kind of technology will become more widely known. I think it would be hard for a woman to kill the infant she can see

"More than 75 percent of women in a crisis pregnancy who view an ultrasound choose not to abort." - http://www.baptiststandard.com/postnuke/index.php?module=htmlpages&func=display&pid=1879

42 posted on 06/28/2004 1:38:23 PM PDT by Know your rights (The modern enlightened liberal doesn't care what you believe as long as you don't really believe it.)
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To: wallcrawlr
From 26 weeks, they appear to exhibit a whole range of typical baby behaviour and moods

I believe that just about any mother could have told you that! My daughter refused any kind of contact when she was in the womb. If I placed my hand on her, she would kick hard. I never got an ultrasound of her, all we could ever see was her foot! She's now almost 15 and she still stiffens if you hug her. Her brother loved being patted and caressed before birth. 9 years later he does not miss a chance to crawl in my lap for a hug. Their behavior has not changed since then!

43 posted on 06/28/2004 1:43:06 PM PDT by Former Fetus (aren't we all?)
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To: BushisTheMan

Yep. Much better than the aborted fetus pictures.


44 posted on 06/28/2004 1:45:06 PM PDT by Freemyland
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To: Know your rights

http://www.opinionjournal.com/extra/?id=110005277
If I knew how to post an article, I' post this.
It explains how the democRATS are aborting themselves into extension. Someone please post.


45 posted on 06/28/2004 1:45:47 PM PDT by phil1750 (Love like you've never been hurt;Dance like nobody's watching;PRAY like it's your last prayer)
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To: wallcrawlr

BTTT


46 posted on 06/28/2004 1:47:18 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: BJungNan

What we have in America is nothing less than a modern-day Holocaust. I'm sitting here trying not to vomit from looking at those pictures. All I could say was "God, help us" with every link visited.

There is no excuse for this savage butchery. There is no excuse for staying silent about it.


47 posted on 06/28/2004 1:49:29 PM PDT by scott7278 ("FR will NOT be used to help replace Bush with a Democrat." -- Jim Robinson, 2/01/04)
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To: SilentServiceCPOWife

save for later


48 posted on 06/28/2004 1:54:09 PM PDT by SilentServiceCPOWife
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To: Former Fetus
My daughter refused any kind of contact when she was in the womb. If I placed my hand on her, she would kick hard.

You scared her -- she was probably wondering where the hand came from!

49 posted on 06/28/2004 2:04:55 PM PDT by scott7278 ("FR will NOT be used to help replace Bush with a Democrat." -- Jim Robinson, 2/01/04)
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To: Texans

Let's add to that:

"wonderfully and fearfully made..."


50 posted on 06/28/2004 2:30:42 PM PDT by Maria S ("And an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm."George W. Bush 1/20/01)
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